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EZRA CLARK & DANIEL MULFORD of Hamilton County to MATTHIAS DENMAN of New Jersey

HAMILTON COUNTY, COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Section 32 Township 4 Fractional Range 2 MORTGAGE BOOK C2-265

This Indenture made the Nineteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one Between Ezara Clark and Daniel Mulford of Hamilton County and Territory North West of the Ohio River of the one part and Matthias Denman of Essex County and State of New Jersey of the other part.

Witnesseth that the said Ezara Clark and Daniel Mulford in and by a certain obligation unto their hands and seals bearing even date __the presents stand bound unto the said Mathias Denman in the sum of Six hundred & eight dollars and sixty two cents as will appear by the said recited obligation refference being there unto had will more fully appear. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Ezara Clark and Daniel Mulford for and in consideration of the aforesaid Debt or Sum of Six hundred & eight dollars and sixty two cents, And for the better security and payment thereof unto the said

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Matthias Denman his heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns, in discharge the Said recited obligation and for and in consideration, the further Sum of one dollar unto the said Ezara Clark and Daniel Mulford in hand paid by the said Matthias Denman at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged Hath granted back_____and confirmed by these present doth grant___sell, release and confirm unto the said Matthias Denman his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcel of land to wit: Three hundred and fifty three acres & one third acre be it more or less lying and being in Thirty Second Section Fourth Township and Second Fractional Range of townships in the Miami Purchase beginning at South East Corner and running West eighty chains, thence North twenty chains adjoining Saml Muchmore, thence North sixty chains thence East seventeen chains and thence East 30 chains & fifty links thence South thirty two chains and fifty seven links thence East thirty two chains and fifty 7 links thence South forty seven chains and forty three links to the beginning together with all and singular the rights priviliges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining with the reservations, remainders, rents, issues and profits and also the estate right, title, interest, profits claims and demands whatsoever of the said Clark & Mulford of in and to the same. To Have and to hold the said described tract of Land hereditarements and premises hereby granted mentioned or intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said Matthias Denman his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of him the said Matthias Denman his heirs and assigns forever. Provided always nevertheless that if the said Clark and Mulford their heirs or assigns administrators or any of them shall and do well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Matthias Denman his heirs or assigns the said debt or sum of six hundred and eight dollars and sixty two cents on the day and time mentioned and appointed in the Said Obligation for payment of the same without any fraud or further delay and without any deduction or abatement to be made of any thing for and in respect of any taxes charges or assessments whatever that then and from thence fourth as well this present Indenture and the Estate right hereby granted the Said Obligation shall Cease determine

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and become absolutely void of all intents and purposes anything herein contained in anywise notwithstanding.

In Witness whereof the said parties have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Signed

Ezra Clark

Daniel Mulford

Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of

D. C. Cooper

Wm Wells

Hamilton County ---

Personally appeared before me Danl C. Cooper Esq. One of the justices assigned to keep the peace in and for the said County, Ezara Clark and Daniel Mulford who acknowledged the within instrument of writing to be their voluntary act and deed. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Nineteenth day of November 1801. D. C. Cooper

NB: It is to be understood and I hereby declare…

One hundred and ten acres of the within mentioned mortgaged lands which Benjamin Mulford is to have is not to be included in the within Mortgage which I hereby release and exonerate from the same.

Witness my hand and seal this 19th day of Nov 1801.

(signed) Matthias Denman

(witnesses ) Wm Wells

D.C. Cooper

Received & Recorded 20th November 1801

Addendum in the margin: (very small writing and very faded)

Received this 25th day of June 1806 of W. Ezra Ferris by the hand of W. Samuel Mushmore the sum of Two hundred and twenty one dollars in part pay of a bond and mortgage given by Ezra Clark and Daniel Mulford to Matthias Denman and assigned by Denman to me which sum is to be (?accredited?) towards extinguishing the lien of the said mortgage on that part of the land which the said Ferris purchased and is so inserted in the bond and mortgage. (? So recorded by me?)---John Potter.

Recorded 7th April 1807